Expected publication: May 19th 2015 by Entangled: Crush
YA > Contemporary | Romance | Music
arc via publisher
3 ★★★ 1/2
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This good girl’s about to meet her match…
Ryder Brooks is living the dream—he’s famous, loved by millions of girls, and miserable. All he really wants is to write his own music, not Seconds to Juliet’s sugary sweet pop. In order to do that, though, the “bad boy” of the band will have to play by the rules. And that includes behaving with his new—and super cute—über-good-girl tutor.
Mia Reyes is in fangirl heaven. Tutoring her favorite member of her favorite band? It’s a dream come true…until it turns into a complete nightmare. Ryder is nothing like she thought. He’s crude, arrogant, and pretty much a total jerk. And the worst part? She’s roped into pretending to be his girlfriend so that no one finds out he’s being tutored. Fake kisses, plenty of PDA, and even sharing his hotel room…
But sometimes even the baddest of bad boys needs a little redemption.
Welcome to my stop for the Mia and the Bad Boy tour!! If you remember, I gushed about the first book in this series. Remember? When I introduced Seconds to Juliet to you guys? Well, the bad boy is here. And he just melted my heart!!
You swooned over Miles. Now ready your hearts… because Ryder is about to steal it. Turns out, our bad boy is not so bad after all. When does fake becomes real? Hearts gets tested, secrets were revealed but the swoonfest continues!
I love how Ryder isn’t what you really see and there’s so much more from him. I enjoyed every moment of getting to know Ryder and his past and his road to redemption was so hilarious and heartfelt! His whole persona was really mysterious from the first book and its incredible how readers still demanded more of Ryder even though we already have him bared and out in the world. There’s just something about him that we couldn’t get enough of.
Mia.., Mia is incredible! She can be innocent and shy, but she’s also sassy and can be feisty when she needs to be. I actually adore how she’s not hot and cold in here, And that she takes no crap from anyone. Her heart is big and the story tells us that she is the one to teach our Ryder, but along the way, she learned a lot as well. Her character development was something I really celebrated because from the start, I can really see her potential and I was so glad that she made it. That she achieved it. And surprise surprise, Ryder is the one who helped her realize that potential.
The romance was intense, perfect paced and very sweet, Lisa Burstein really captured that classic we-cant-but-we-should kind of romance. It was not annoying or irritating but instead, you’ll find yourself totally caught up in Ryder and Mia’s story. You can’t help but root for them too. There was an actual chemistry between these two and you will feel it oozing from every chapter they’re together.
Although I wished Ryder’s family was dealt and discussed more, I was satisfied by that knee buckling ending. It was every teenager’s dream. Ryder sure knows how to make a statement. And you want a bonus? You got it! Miles and Ryder had a very heart touching moment in here and it was everything I was hoping for, It was hilarious and the bromance was off the charts. I loved it!
All in all, Mia and the Bad Boy is another success in this incredible on going series. I couldn’t wait for more from the boys! This book has a perfect amount of drama you want. With music and hot boys in the mix, Mia and the Bad Boy is another book you can’t resist.